Veterans of Foreign Wars

VA ANNOUNCES NEW WEB SITE FOR VETERANS
The VA debuts a welcome kit to guide Veterans to earned benefits and services. The kit, created by the Veterans Experience Office, is now available on www.Vets.gov and will soon be sent to all separating Service-members as part of VA's existing "welcome home" process

VA HEALTH ELIGIBILITY
VA provides a Medical Benefits Package to all enrolled Veterans. This comprehensive plan provides a full range of preventive outpatient and inpatient services within VA health care system. Also, once you enroll in the VA's health care system, you can be seen at any VA facility across the country. If you have not yet enrolled for VA Medical Benefits, even if you feel you may not take advantage, your enrollment assures funding for VA medical care for those who will need and use it. Start here - VA health care web site.

VETERANS CRISIS LINE
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is unique because all of our members have served overseas in a combat zone. Our nation is in debt to all of those who served, and we understand that returning home and reintegrating into society can cause stress in many aspects of life. Because of this, VFW is participating in a campaign with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to increase awareness of the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and Press 1) Or go to the web link, VFW Crisis Line.

VA CLEARS FINAL HURDLE FOR NEW AGENT ORANGE PRESUMPTIVE CLAIMS
The new national commander of the 2.1 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and its Auxiliaries is saluting the Department of Veterans Affairs for making it easier for Vietnam veterans suffering from illnesses related to Agent Orange exposure to receive the healthcare and benefits they earned and deserve. Today's publishing of a final regulation in the Federal Register could see disability checks being issued for three new illnesses by the end of October.

Was your ship exposed to Agent Orange? There is a new list of ships PRESUMED to have been exposed. Get that list here from the VA.


News for Vets

This page will be updated periodically to add new information for veterans pertaining to health and benefit issues.